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1  Using Arduino / Microcontrollers / Arduino controlling a relay. on: June 09, 2014, 02:54:40 pm
How can I apply 5vdc through the Arduino using the serial monitor to control a 6vdc relay?  Also is that ok to use 5vdc to run the 6vdc relay?  I am just looking to make the 5vdc pin hot so that I can control it remotely while remote controlling my home pc from work.
Thanks for your help!
Shawn.
2  Using Arduino / Microcontrollers / Re: Using a standalone relay with an arduino. on: June 06, 2014, 11:11:56 am
Thanks for the tip groundfungus.  JimboZA I have a seperate relay that I'm trying to connect to my arduino.  I want to control the coil using the serial monitor.  Can that be done? 
3  Using Arduino / Microcontrollers / Using a standalone relay with an arduino. on: June 06, 2014, 10:20:59 am
I am trying to figure out how to control a stand alone mechanical relay with an arduino to turn on and off a lamp using the serial monitor in IDE.  The relay is 6vDC.  I have a 6vDC battery.  I was going to plug an extension cord into an outlet and splice one of the wires.  I would then wire one wire to the common terminal on the relay and the other to the normally open terminal.  I would then connect the relay to the 6vDC battery positive and negative leads.  I don't know how I would connect the arduino to the circuit so that I could control it through serial monitor.  Any help would be greatly appreciated. 
Thanks! 
Shawn.
4  Using Arduino / General Electronics / Re: Arduino & Solenoid from 12V battery. on: June 06, 2014, 10:09:15 am
I apologize for not posting correctly.  I am trying to figure out how to control a stand alone mechanical relay with an arduino to turn on and off a lamp using the serial monitor in IDE.  The relay is 6vDC.  I have a 6vDC battery.  I was going to plug an extension cord into an outlet and splice one of the wires.  I would then wire one wire to the common terminal on the relay and the other to the normally open terminal.  I would then connect the relay to the 6vDC battery positive and negative leads.  I don't know how I would connect the arduino to the circuit so that I could control it through serial monitor.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Please also let me know how to post this correctly in the correct forum.
Thanks! 
Shawn.
5  Topics / Robotics / Re: Pan/Tilt Camera on: December 15, 2012, 04:36:36 pm
Thank you very much.  I have seen the new topic button before it's just hard to find smiley  Do you have any documentation on the other information in my post?
6  Topics / Robotics / Re: Pan/Tilt Camera on: December 15, 2012, 12:40:40 pm
I am sorry if this is the wrong forum for this question.  I am a newbie.  I have 2 servos and want to control them ultimately through a web interface to pan tilt a web camera.  I am trying to follow the instruction of this website http://blog.aus10.org/?p=102 but to no avail.  She talks about uploading code and then being able to control the servos via the serial monitor.  I don't know what commands to use.  Could you please at least point me in the right direction.  I am very confused.  I tried contacting the author of the webpage but she won't get back to me.  Also how do you create a new post.  I was told there is a "new topic" button but I'm unable to find it.
Thanks so much for any help you can provide me!!

Shawn.
7  Using Arduino / Programming Questions / Re: Trying out sketch for forward acceleration on robot. on: December 15, 2012, 12:37:23 pm
I am sorry if this is the wrong forum for this question.  I am a newbie.  I have 2 servos and want to control them ultimately through a web interface to pan tilt a web camera.  I am trying to follow the instruction of this website http://blog.aus10.org/?p=102 but to no avail.  She talks about uploading code and then being able to control the servos via the serial monitor.  I don't know what commands to use.  Could you please at least point me in the right direction.  I am very confused.  I tried contacting the author of the webpage but she won't get back to me.  Also how do you create a new post.  I was told there is a "new topic" button but I'm unable to find it.
Thanks so much for any help you can provide me!!

Shawn.
8  Using Arduino / Networking, Protocols, and Devices / Re: WiFly on: December 03, 2012, 09:42:15 am
I haven't used anything as of yet.  I'm a newbie just trying to get started in this world.  Any direction you can point me in to set up these wireless modules would be very much appreciated!!
9  Using Arduino / Networking, Protocols, and Devices / Re: WiFly on: November 30, 2012, 01:40:05 pm
The Wifly model I have is made by Roving Networks RN-111B.  I just wanted to do something cool over a wireless network with them.  The way they came was connected to a Primex board and were used as temperature sensors.  If I could just connect one as is (connected to the Primex board and setup as a temp sensor) to my Arduino board and retrieve temp readings of my house I would be very happy.  Please advise on where to start.

Thanks!
10  Using Arduino / Networking, Protocols, and Devices / WiFly on: November 19, 2012, 09:21:50 am
Has anyone made a project with 2 or more "WiFly's"?  I want to connect them to my Arduino UNO and have them do something cool...  I have the pinout documentation but I am looking for more of a step by step guide/website that will outline the projects (newbie smiley-wink.   Thanks in advance!!
11  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Re: Wireless Connection on: November 16, 2012, 01:49:24 pm
Thank you very much!  How do I create a post and not piggyback off of someone elses post?
12  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Re: Wireless Connection on: November 15, 2012, 10:32:57 am
First off I apologize if this is not the correct forum to ask this question.  I wasn't sure how to create a post.  I have multiple Wifly model RN-111B modules.  I am looking for any documentation that would allow me to use 2 or more modules either to talk with one another or to connect to my Arduino UNO.  I would also like to retrieve date over the Internet via it connecting to my home network.  Please advise.
Thank you very much!
13  Using Arduino / Programming Questions / Re: How do I stop an Arduino sketch? on: October 29, 2012, 10:14:36 am
I do understand the premise behind loops.  I just can't find code anywhere on the net that would allow me make the servo move to a specified degree then stop so it can easily be controlled over the net through remogte access.  Is the Arduino code Java or C+?  I was also under the impression that I could type code in the serial monitor to make the servo move accordingly.  Sorry for the newbie questions.  If there were a primer I could reference I would be more than happy to look at it.
14  Using Arduino / Programming Questions / Re: How do I stop an Arduino sketch? on: October 29, 2012, 08:56:41 am
Could you direct me to a sketch that doesn't use a loop but rather moved the servo to a specified degree?  I am unable to find any such code.  Or can you tell me how to modify the example sweep code to stop the loop.  I am remoting into my pc from work and controlling a webcam attached to the top of the servo from across the net.  This is why I don't want it to continually move.
15  Using Arduino / Programming Questions / How do I stop an Arduino sketch? on: October 28, 2012, 09:00:11 pm
I am able to use the Arduino sweep servo example sketch.  I can't for the life of me figure out how to end the for loop causing the program to stop.  Even if I close the Arduino IDE down it continues to run.  If I unplug the usb cable and plug it back in it continues to run the sweep program even without the Arduino IDE app open?  It seems some service or executable is still running.  Can someone please tell me how to stop the program.  Maybe even through the serial monitor interface??
I would even like to rewrite the program to just move the servo a couple of degrees and then stop/pause until I tell it to move further.  Thanks in advance.
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